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Gary R. Chartrand

Executive Chairman
Business & Management
Acosta Inc.
United States of America


 Mr. Gary R. Chartrand serves as National Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mr. Chartrand served as Chief Executive Officer of Acosta, Inc. from 1996 to January 2009. He served as President of Acosta, Inc. since 1996. He joined Acosta as Business Manager in 1983 and served as Vice President, Regional Vice President of Florida. He served for seven years at Carnation Company. He has been Executive Chairman of Acosta, Inc., since July 1998 and Florida State Board of Education since September 2012. He serves as Chairman of Florida Board of Education. Mr. Chartrand serves as Director of Acosta, Inc.; and Acosta Holdco, Inc. He has been Director of Cogent Healthcare Inc. (alternate name, Cogent HMG, Inc.) since June 2011. He serves as Director of Pet Paradise-INN, LLC. He has been a Director of World Commerce Online, Inc. since July 2000. He serves as Director of Grocery Manufacturers of America Inc. He has been Director of Florida Board of Education and Florida State Board of Education since May 2011. Mr. Chartrand serves on the Board of Directors for the Associated Sales and Marketing Companies as well as several principal Broker Advisor Boards. He serves as Director of American Pet Resorts, LLC and Grocery Manufacturers of America Association. He served as a Director of Grocery Manufacturers Association. He is a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Award, he was named to the Supermarket News Power 50 list in 2003, 2004 and 2005. He is the author of the Unreasonable Leadership. Mr. Chartrand is graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

Research Interest

  Entrepreneurship & Organization Management

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